Merrion Fertility Clinic, through our research and professional development programme, is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery in reproductive medicine in order to improve success rates in assisted reproduction.

Scientific Research:

Our Clinic has strong research links with University College Dublin (Schools of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research) and Trinity College Dublin (School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute).

Some of our current areas of research include:

  • The role of the endometrium in implantation
  • Egg quality and treatment success
  • The immune system and natural killer cells
  • Public attitudes towards fertility testing and treatment

Further details on our research programme can be found below.

Teaching and Professional Development:

Merrion Fertility Clinic is also committed to the training of medical and nursing students, non-consultant hospital doctors, Consultants, GPs and the public. The Clinic regularly organizes teaching events and seminars, runs a clinical fellow program in reproductive medicine and has been recognized by the British Fertility Society as a training centre for infertility management and assisted reproductive technologies. MFC team members are active members of the Irish Fertility Society, the Irish Clinical Embryologists group, the Senior Infertility Nurses Group, UK, the Sharing Best Practice Nurses Group, ESHRE (European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology) and the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.